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Having trouble slipping tires onto wheels

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Tip: If you have trouble slipping the tires onto the wheels of new Revell-Monogram kits such as the 2006 Mustang, 2006 Magnum, 2002 Escalade, etc., try placing the tires on a sunny windowsill for a little while. The direct sunlight will warm the tires just enough to make them easier to slip over the wheels.

You can also turn the tires inside-out and literally "roll" the tires onto the wheels, too.

Finally, you can combine the two methods (heating and rolling) to get the tires on the wheels.

I've used all three methods, and have had good results.

- Chuck Most
Ithaca, Michigan

Ken: That's a neat little tip - particularly for those of us who are hesitant to heat tires in the oven (even when our significant others aren't at home) or place them too close to an open flame.

To generate even more heat if required, I wonder if putting the tires on a reflective surface, such as aluminum foil, or placing a transparent drinking glass upside-down over the tires (to create something of a "greenhouse") would work as a tire-warmer.

The possibility for experimentation with solar energy makes this a thought-provoking tidbit! Thanks for sending it along, Chuck.

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